PTA Leaders

Membership Incentives and Awards

Building your PTA membership can really pay off for your school. Not only will your PTA have the support of parents and families, but your PTA could qualify for awesome membership challenge incentives.

JUST ADDED: New mid-year membership challenge

2017Resolve to “do good things for kids” in 2017 by adding 17 new members to your local PTA! Your PTA will be recognized at the 2017 annual convention in San Jose on the Membership Wall of Fame and with a special convention ribbon. No application is required: Simply remit dues through channels for at least 17 new members between January 1 and March 31.


KidsThe California State PTA membership theme for the 2016-2017 school year is…DO GOOD THINGS FOR KIDS – JOIN PTA. The theme is a reminder that, just by joining PTA, you are helping your child and your local PTA, adding your voice to advocacy efforts on behalf of all children and sending a strong message that you support children and families.

This year, we are launching the “DO GOOD THINGS FOR YOUR PTA MEMBERSHIP” challenge with several options to qualify. The challenge is designed to support PTAs in their marketing efforts and to share some strategies about how to share the good things your PTA is doing for kids. Complete at least seven strategies — three required and four optional — and your PTA will receive an exclusive ribbon at convention, receive a mention on California State PTA’s website and qualify for a chance to win some money for your PTA.

All PTAs in good standing that qualify will be entered into a drawing to win one of three cash prizes: $1,500, $500 and $250.

Applications must be received by March 10, 2017, by 5 p.m. to qualify.

Application Submission Guidelines

Submit applications by March 10, 2017 by 5 p.m. to qualify. There are two ways to send your application directly to California State PTA:

  • Complete the online application (preferred)
  • Mail applications to California State PTA, ATTN: Membership Challenge Application, 2327 L Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816


Download and print the application form:

Please note: The online form will not save information for future editing, so you must have all information ready to submit at one time. Or, if you prefer, you may complete a hard-copy application. Online and/or hard-copy applications and all supporting materials must be received in the state office by 5 p.m. on March 10, 2017 in order to qualify. 2017 in order to qualify.


  • The Ready, Set, Remit! challenge is now complete. PTA units that remitted per capita dues through channels for 30 or more members by October 31 will receive a certificate from California State PTA. No application required. Each unit PTA must adhere to the due dates set by their council and/or district PTA. Councils and districts set their own due dates in order to meet the State PTA deadlines.  When sending in your remittance to your council and/or district PTA, please allow additional time for them to process and mail checks to the state PTA office. Remittances of “per capita” should be forwarded by every PTA at least monthly, and  sent to your council and/or district PTA. “Per capita” means per person dues, and is the portion of membership dues not belonging to your PTA.  The unit (school) PTA remits to the council PTA (or if out of council, to the district PTA).  The council PTA remits to the district PTA.   The district PTA remits to California State PTA, who remits to National PTA.
  • PTA Unit Spotlight Awards recognize outstanding programs organized by PTA units. They also provide the opportunity to share your successful membership and outreach programs with other PTA leaders throughout the state at a special convention workshop. The application process for Spotlight Awards is now completed.